We are asking residents to be aware of their surroundings and any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and workplace.
We recommend that citizens take the following measures:
Who should you call to make a report?
Take the time to lookup your local emergency numbers and write them down next to your phone. To report suspicious activity, call 911 or your local police department, or the nearest GBI or FBI Office. The Cobb County Department of Public Safety non-emergency number at 770-499-3900.
What is suspicious activity?
Citizens could observe a variety of actions, statements, associations, timing or patterns of activity that may create suspicions of illegal conduct in their community. No one has a better perspective about what is defined as “normal” activity in the communities, than the people who live there. Law Enforcement has always relied upon the commonsense perceptions of Cobb citizens who notice something or someone that appears suspicious or out of place. Participating in Cobb's Homeland Security is just like taking part in your local Neighborhood watch, only much more is at stake.
When under High Alert, the Cobb County Department of Public Safety has increased security at key county facilities. Access will be restricted at some facilities, and unescorted visitors will not be permitted.
- Familiarize yourselves with buildings you frequent, prepare a disaster kit and report any suspicious activity to the police departments by calling 911 or the Cobb County Department of Public Safety non-emergency number at 770-499-3900.
- Have alternate routes to get to and from work and to pick your kids up from school, daycare and after school activities.